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Marley, our newest charge, needs your help

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Oct 29, 2016 - This little guy, was rescued by someone in David. He was taken to St. Francis animal hospital and was being treated for a very bad case of mange. Pepe's rescuer then took him to a foster home, which turned out not to be ideal.  ARF got involved and found a new foster home for him. 

Nov 2, 2016 - Updated picture of Pepe (now being called Marley) in foster care.  The cone is to keep him from scratching under his chin, where he has some pretty bad open sores, and the socks are to lessen the effect of him scratching his body elsewhere.

Nov 9, 2016 - Marley has gained 2 pounds in the last week, but continues to have a very bad and persistent cough which is being monitored.  His vet visit on Monday revealed that he has tick fever, so he is now on antibiotics for that.  The vet bills are rising, and we could use your help again

All of the animals that we rescue come to ARF in various ways.  Rescuing animals is not just simply taking them in, feeding them and placing them in new homes. It is more complicated than that.   ARF is often called to assist with animals that have been abused, are in distress or have been neglected.  This includes a visit to the site or home where the animal is located, and an evaluation of the situation.  If an owner is involved, they are spoken to regarding the condition of their animal and if steps are not taken to correct the situation, their animal can be seized. 

In many cases, animals are just found wandering the streets in a poor state.  We try to help as many of these animals as much as we can.  Often, it depends on if there is a foster available to take them in.

 They can be in our care for only a few days or as long a year.  We are responsible for the health care and the socialization of each of our animals. This is necessary for a successful adoption.   All of this takes time, money and foster homes.   
If you would like to donate your time, money or be a foster home please contact us.

ARF is a small non-profit animal organization dedicated to the rescue, care, foster and adoption of the unwanted and neglected animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas.  Please visit our website at http://www.arf-boquete.com/  if you are interested in adopting an animal.  You can also help with the financial support of these animals by clicking here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html 100% of our donations go to the animals.

Our email address is arf.boquete@gmail.com

Please visit and “like” our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/ARF-Adopt-Rescue-Foster-Boquete-Panama-260616740779036/

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Also, please visit Pets Want Homes if you are interested in adopting an animal on http://www.petswanthomes.com/


Pepe Marley in costume.jpg

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Hello all,
It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Pepe/Marley had to be put to sleep this past Saturday.
Marley's health gradually started to deteriorate.  A Distemper test showed borderline results, but inconclusive, however, it was obvious that he was suffering from a neurological disorder as he was having seizures and was also having problems with coordination and balance.
Pepe was also in great pain, from what, the vet could not determine.
The decision was therefore made to send Pepe on his way to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Thank you to the fosters who went thru an emotional roller coaster trying to help him.  They did everything in their power to save Pepe, from providing home cooked meals to spending nights sleeping with him on the floor to comfort him.
Rest in Peace sweet boy.
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